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Thursday, 04/19/2012, 08:16 am

Jon Jones | "Rashad has the weakest chin."

By Jamie McAllister:
“When I watch my first fights I used to flail. Everything’s flail-y, and I realize the power of flexing your abdominal when you try to strike and things like that. I definitely feel as though I’m hitting harder, and I’m excited. I wobbled Rampage (Jackson) a little bit when I hit him, and I wobbled Lyoto (Machida) when I hit him, and I think out of all those guys, Rashad has the weakest chin. I think he has the weakest chin of anyone I’ve fought since 2010, and I think I’m going to exploit that.”

Jon Jones comments after the press conference before this weekends UFC 145 main event on his opponent and former team mates ability to take a punch.

Jones claims are most likely due to Rashad being badly knocked out in his bout with Lyoto Machida and in the following two where he was rocked by Thiago Silva as well as Rampage Jackson.

However Rashad went on to clearly defeat Silva & Jackson. Since coming off a year long layoff Rashad has went on to show the improvement in stand up game beating Tito Ortiz and displaying the diversity of his skills defeating Phil Davis.

Will Jones suffer the same fate as Rashad’s last four opponents or Will Jones be able to exploit Rashad’s suspected weak chin ?


46 Responses to “Jon Jones | "Rashad has the weakest chin."”

  1. dave says:

    Funny I remember Jones taking machida down because he felt lyoto’s power in the first round almost being knocked out himself.

  2. snowman says:

    and Rampage never hurt him Rashad clearly smacks his dome on Rampages knee going for a takedown. Plus in the Machida fight how many times did Machida have to hit Evans while Evans’ mouth was wide open talking shit to finally drop him?

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      Um Rampage clipped him with one of his hooks.

    • OJ says:

      Machida dropped him 2ce. also, regardless of how known they are for their power, getting dropped with one punch constitutes a weak chin.machida took a big punch from rampage. Jones took a big punch from machida. Gustaffson took a big punch from Silva. None went down like Hashad

      • jibrirl says:

        jones is too cocky and rashad got hit with 5-6 blows to the face before he went down he was talking sjit moving his head back in forth like roy jones jr. use to…. he did it cuz he knew how strong of a chin he has…unless any of you fight like i do you would understand its not how hard you get hit its where you get hit…and FUCK JONES

        • BasRutt says:

          Ok Rocky….

          I think Rashad has a decent chin but you can’t say Jones hasn’t, Machida landed a big shot that would put most guys out. It’s not as tested as Rashads but Rashad got sparked out by Machida, was one of the most brutal knock outs I’ve seen..

    • RJ says:

      You’re dumb. Rashad got cocky with Rampage in the third and started talking and Rampage wobbled him with a punch and almost finished the fight but Rashad used his wrestling and survived.

  3. Not You says:

    He’s talking like no one else has ever been rocked by Thiago or Rampage before. They both put the punch resistance of Jardine and Wanderlei back a few notches respectively. Although the left hook from Henderson back in the Pride days definitely hurt Wand’s punch resistance already.

    • GRT 3000 says:

      That and the boot in the head from Cro-Cop…Wandy hasn’t been the same since.

      • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

        Yeah, poor Wandy but I think it Hendo that did Wandy’s chin in.

        • Not You says:

          That was one I the best knock outs from Pride.

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          I love that fight. I didn’t watch when it was originally on unfortunately but I caught it on Best of Pride. Watching old Pride fights makes me think Pride is a million times better than the current UFC.

          They should bring back the 10 min first round. I bet there would be a lot less decisions.

  4. LIKHER_POKER says:

    if anyone can exploit bones’s weakness is his CHICKEN LEGS he uses his length real well but if anyone can take out his foundation,they would be very successfull dont think SUGA will exploit that…..should be a good fight

  5. Mike c says:

    Jones is getting a beat down the 21st k? Make ur bets kiddies when rashad knocks this kid out more $$ for me!

  6. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    It may be apparent that Rashad gets rocked but he handles it better and recovers faster than Machida.

  7. King says:

    cocky much. say goodbye to your belt.

  8. aaron p says:

    Whoever says rashad is a bitch and will get knocked out easy is underrating rashad….was it just me or did anyone see the first ten seconds of the fight with him against rampage??? Rashad rocked him with the first punch!!!and ya rashad gets rocked but so does every other fighter out there and it has nothing to do with how “good” Ur chin is, it just depends on if the punch connects clean on a sweet spot. Some ppl should learn their Shit before speaking

    • bertram says:

      thank you, i couldnt agree more lol. rashad finished salmon, chuck, forrest, rocked rampage, finished tito, raped davis. yah hes been rocked, but so has EVERY other fighter who takes a clean shot. and he could get rocked 50 times a fight, but hes only been stopped once. eveeryone praises frankie for a iron jaw yet he gets dropped 4 times per fight it seems lol. i bet jon has a glass jaw, for real, which is why he refuses to truly engage in any kind of battle. im not denying its genious, but i think there is a reason he absolutely refuses to fight in the pocket. rashad doesnt, he gets in your face and takes damage in trying to do so. i guarantee if he can figure out how to pressure jon, he finishes him. rampage should have gone for broke and got in his face; cause he woulda put him out.

  9. Edger says:

    Jones is a little bitch. He didn’t want to stand with machida. Machida clipped him but kinda of. He didn’t get him good cause he started to run like a little bitch ass chicken. Jones chin has not been tested. I hope evans can touch his chin

  10. jon anti-christ jones says:

    Win or lose… It better be a finish

  11. getoffchaelsballs says:

    Can’t wait to rashad do the stanky leg

  12. getoffchaelsballs says:

    We will all see who wins on Saturday I’m goin for Jones but if rashad does win everyone knows it will be by humping Jones for 25 mins

  13. Que Parks says:

    I have faith in Bones, he is the champ for a reason….

  14. Brend0magic says:

    And who’s tested Bones’ chin yet? None I can recall. If Rashad lands clean it’ll be night night for Bones.

  15. Nick says:

    Doesn’t matter how well his chin is if he takes ‘joans down wich I think ha can because I don’t think many of Joans recent opponets have had good wrestling like Rashad.

  16. Ash Brogan says:

    Dont matter who you are or how good your chin is. If you get punched on the end of your chin your getting rocked. Lets not forget Rashad has only lost once and that was a crisp KO. plus hes fought some off the best fighters there is. You should never count him out. Anything can happen in the octogon

  17. bertram says:

    how does rashad have no chin? dude is borderline a 185er and WON TUF as a HEAVYWEIGHT against a man who was 275 lbs and 6 foot 7 lol. please tell me how rashad has no chin. he got rocked by thiago silva, and rampage, and ko’d by machida. ooo, thats really a tell tale sign of a weak chin? thiago silva is a beast and can ko anybody he hits flush, same with rampage, and machida is the same, and add speed and precision to boot. if rashads chin is weak than so is bones’ because machida rocked jon and then jon took him down instantly after. rashad at least stood in there and took his whoopin like a warrior. if rampage hit jon dead on the button, he’d be convulsing. anybody at that weight can ko anybody, so this glass jaw shit is such a whack point to try and make

  18. Bjj BB says:

    People can talk about rashads knock outs but they were all on there way out of the ufc, your body and jaw can only take sooooo much b4 it gets weak, so the only one that was not on his way out at the time was griffen, now other then them old timers, who did rashad stop? Or knockout? I can tell u it was no1 on there way up, all he did was win rounds and thats it!! Jones on the other hand, he beats up the best and finishes them PERIOD!!

  19. Ron says:

    Im a jones fan and i think he is gonna win with that being said rashad still poses some threats in his ko power n wrestling its all about imposing your will and working to your strengths and exposing your opponants weaknesses no one does it better than gsp example gsp vs alves alves had ko power in both hands gsp took him down at will n ground pound for 5 rounds might not be the most entertaining thing to watch but a w is a w

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